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twizzlers. the twist you can't resist. oprah: i want to know how you as george w. bush define yourself. >> as a dad. as a husband. as aa patriot--somebody that loves america. oprah: mm-hmm. >> i've been an entrepreneur. i've been a governor. but i'd like to be defined by my--by my heart. oprah: mm-hmm. oprah: if you knew then what you know now--that's 10 years
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ago--what would you tell that presidential hopeful? >> i'd tell that person that serving as president is the honor of a lifetime. oprah: mm-hmm. >> i would say there's going to be some tough moments for you, buddy. but i'd say this--don't sell your soul for the sake of politics. have aendas tu difíciles, pero no vendas tu principles that are inviolate. defend those principles, no matter what matter what it might cost you inin all these endless polls. and i will tell you, oprah, one of my proudest accomplishments was i didnt sell my soul for the sake of popularity. and i would hope other people--i hope people understand that. it's an important thing in life. and if you chase popularity, you're chasing something that is just a fleeting moment, but principles last forever. oprah: was it a difficult process for you writing this book? >> no, it was an easy process. first of all, it kept me occupied. and i was anxious to get this book out. i know full
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well it's going to come as a shock to some people. well, a lot of people didn't think i could read, much less write. [laughter] so i enjoyed the process. it was fun. fun. oprah: the book is called, "decision points." it's in stores today. thank you, president bush. thank you so much. thank you. i had a good time. a good time really. [captioning made possible by king world] [captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] did you know go-gurt is specially made to freeze and thaw by lunch time? so kids can have their favorite yogurt in their lunch box go-gurt. freeze it. thaw it. eat it up. [ male announcer ] sometimes one taco can't handle all your favorite toppings. ¿qué si usamos tacos más grandes? [ male announcer ] old el paso super stuffers.
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now to an absolutely amazing story of survival. after this mom's heart suddenly stopped, she was for all intents and purposes literally dead. >> some quick-thinking doctors miraculously brought her back to
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life by freezing her. here is our affiliate in raleigh-durham. >> it was really just a normal day. >> reporter: the day was september 14th. >> it was very sudden. you know, everything happened so quick. >> reporter: jacob moore says his 38-year-old wife amy was at work, fine. >> there was no signs, no symptoms, no anything when i talked to her early in the afternoon. everything was good. >> reporter: but then one of amy's co-workers called to say she had collapsed. >> she called back and said that she wasn't breathing, she wasn't awake. and they were going to take her to betsy johnson as soon as possible. >> reporter: jacob rushed to a local hospital where he saw the mother of his two young children fighting to live. >> she was in really bad shape. it was very scary. she was unconscious but she was fighting tremendously. >> reporter: sudden cardiac death which causes 250,000 deaths a year. >> the more common cause of death than lung cancer, breast cancer, and aids all set together. >> reporter: unc cardiologist lisa rose jones says amy's case was unique because of her age and the fact that she didn't have any underlying heart disease. the young mother was flown to
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unc where doctors induced hypothermia. >> it sounds scary when the doctors talk to you about it. they basically freeze you. it's just puts you in a very cold state. >> we offered it because we didn't have anything else to offer her. it turned out wonderful in her instance. >> reporter: so far this year, unc doctors have tried this on 12 patients. six have survived neurologically intact. amy is one of them. after spending two weeks at unc, she returned home to her family. >> she, you know, is able to, you know, to basically, you know, walk out, you know, on her own. and, you know, something that none of the doctors had anticipated. >> reporter: this is amy today. she did suffer some memory loss and wasn't quite ready to talk about her experience. but she knows she's a walking miracle, thanks in part to a quick ems response with cpr and the cooling treatment. >> had she not gone to unc chapel hill, i don't know that we would be sitting where we are right now. >> reporter: cherishing her family, her friends and her life.
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>> you're alive and you're happy and you're healthy. that's what it's all about. because you can be happy and healthy and still, you know, not make it out of that day. >> they're mentioning cpr, apparently this technique of cooling has to be administered within -- if cpr is administered within 15 minutes of the collapse or cardiac arrest, on top of that you have to regain a pulse within 60 minutes. it is specific who can get it. >> before the treatment, there could be significant brain damage and most people would literally die from this. this has changed the course of treatment for this. so encouraging news. >> sounds futuristic. >> i know, weird. when we come back it's time for your "skinny," stick around.
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" there are now four people left. you didn't see the show last night, you want to check it out on the dvr, there's a spoiler alert. of course the nfl quarterback, kurt warner, he's the one who got the boot last night.
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he got praised throughout the performed for being a really charming guy, great personality. they picked apart his dance moves every now and then. he did say he was very happy for the experience, it was a great run. of course this leaves four people left to do battle for the big prize. jennifer grey, brandy, kyle massey, bristol palin. wife and seven kids. he's clearly busy in several rooms. >> all right, from that to betty white. she's won seven emmys. she has some new publishing deals for two books. apparently she is now a member -- honorary ranger of the u.s. forest service. she says as a young girl she always wanted to be a forest ranger but at that time women weren't allowed to have the job. yesterday they gave her the badge, a ranger's hat, and she wore that during the kennedy center ceremony. later on she's doing a ceremony in washington to honor comedienne tina fey. she made a joke,
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it's a really formal affair, would it be all right if i wore the hat? she joked after she gave smoky the bear a big hug, she asked if she could take him home with her. always in good spirits, betty white. now she's kind of fulfilled this childhood dream. >> what a run she's had the last one or two years, huh? also moving on, this is of course the tv, media world has been all the talk the last couple of days. olbermann on msnbc. he got suspended friday after they found out he donated to some democratic candidates, which of course didn't surprise anybody that that's the way he leaned. apparently violated network policy, not supposed to be in a position like his and donate. he came back last night, officially addressed the issue. take a listen. >> i owe you three apologies. foremost for having subjected you to all this unnecessary drama. another for not having known by observation, since it's not in my contract, that nbc had rules for getting permission about making political donations even though any rule like that in any on company is probably
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not legal. >> clearly not a lot of love lost here between the network and mr. olbermann. he says the rule was inconsistently applied and this was not exactly grateful about the way the network treated him. he got 21,000 tweets and 300,000 petition signatures in support. so he's back on the air. interesting kind of tense chapter. >> i think a lot of the controversy swirled around the fact that he had criticized fox news saying, you guys donated $1.25 million to a republican campaign, right after that it's found out he made three donations. on the heels of all that, the news was pretty big. conan o'brien's ratings are out and he did really well the first night out of the chute. 4.2 million viewers. why that is significant? because it was better than leno and it was also better than david letterman. the thing that's important to know here is initially when a show has an opening night it tends to do really well. the real test will be in the coming weeks. it's interesting, though, he did really, really well, so well that they say compared to the last four weeks on tbs, this
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typically. you see, in some stores black friday sales have already started. why are retailers trying to lure in shoppers so early? >> reporter: black friday. the day after thanksgiving shopping ritual. big crowds, deep discounts, early morning doorbusters. this year black friday sales are happening earlier than ever, before thanksgiving. walmart has already slashed prices on electronics for holiday shopping. sears stores across the nation alaunched a weekly black friday sale. and there are clearance items and coupons. the sales with v been creeping early andier and trend is gaining momentum. >> retailers are hoping these early black friday sales will help bring in recession-weary shoppers. >> business is tough. a challenging environment fourth consumer and as a result a tough environment for retailers. >> he's an assistant manager at this sears store in jersey city, new jersey. >> today's a black friday
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special. >> she prepped the store and staff before they open the door on recent black friday sale. >> we don't have the early rush. i see, maybe later in the day it will open up. >> reporter: many shoppers did not realize sears started black friday discounts weeks before thanksgiving. why some did enjoy peting the post-thanksgiving madness. >> black friday so crowded, stuff that you really want to get is not there. >> reporter: others found the discounts were not steep enough to live up to their black friday billing. >> i don't feel it's blk friday. i particularly came for that. >> reporter: it's too early to tell if the deals bill better now or after the thanksgiving turkey has been carved. >> are retailers gauging that how goortd sales now in the faux black friday and how good do they need to be in the rail black friday?
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>> count on me, christmas eve, like, mom. >> get her something. >> that will be rob hauling out one of those tvs. be right 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>> unidentified a missile or something else? the mystery in the sky off los angeles. slow boat. the luxury liner stuck at sea after a fire. the miserable conditions during the rescue. and top talent. country music's best and their big night tonight. >> it's wednesday, november 10th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> that's right. talking about the big country music awards coming up tonight. the thing is, i had no idea gwyneth paltrow was about to launch a music career.
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i didn't know she could sing. >> she's pretty good, yes. >> really? >> she sang a duet with huey lewis in a movie. that was is first time i heard her sing. good voice. >> no kidding. her big debut is tonight. go, gwyneth, all right. good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm vinita nair. it was a mystery that had everyone wondering if there was a secret missile launching off the coast of california. >> overnight the mystery appears to have been solved. experts are saying a plane most likely caused that plume of smoke in the skies. we get more now from kabc's john hartung. >> reporter: this video shot by cbs2 kcal 9 shows what appears to be a sizable missile shooting across the sky some 35 miles off the southern california coast. government officials have been scrambling to determine what it was. >> i have to say i can't really be certain. here you see this little glint of light. that looks as though -- the exhaust from a rocket. >> two, one, we have ignition -- >> reporter: vandenberg air force launched a delta 2 rocket
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friday night but nothing since. a vandenburg spokesperson says this appears to be a solid fuel missile, possibly launched from the u.s navy's san nicholas island. but a pentagon official says this was not associated with any navy or department of defense operations. >> also could be a jet aircraft contrail from something you're looking at that's horizontal, and it goes a long distance, almost to the horizon, it looks to the eye as if it's vertical. >> reporter: the faa issued a statement saying, "the radar replay did not reveal any fast-moving, unidentified targets in that area. the faa also did not receive reports of any unusual sightings from pilots who were flying in the area monday afternoon. the faa did not approve any commercial launches around the area monday." if this were a military missile test, pilots and mariners would usually be warned. >> there's lots of things that go on in aviation space in southern california. it's always been that way. literally going back to the early days of the industry of aviation. that this has always been a major area. so it could be something that
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was happening out there that just left a larger signature and now we're trying to figure out a way to explain what people saw. >> that was john hartung reporting. singapore airlines is replacing engines on three of its airbus a-380s after finding oil stains on them. the move comes less than a week after the engine of a qantas a-380 exploded mid-flight, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing. thsdz the engines from both carriers are made by rolls-royce but singapore airlines says its problem is unrelated to one at qantas. it is going to be a long day on board one of the world's largest cruise ships. the carnival "splendor" is being towed back to san diego. the engine is dead because of a fire and now almost 4,500 people on board are getting by with the bare essentials. david wright has details on the cruise to nowhere. >> reporter: the "splendor" is dead in the water some 80 miles off the mexico coast. the passengers stuck for hours without air conditioning or
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working toilets. sailors from the "uss ronald reagan" took these pictures. the navy is airlifting food, water and other provisions from southern california. but probably not the fare that passengers were promised. >> it's my understanding that all the passengers are safe and as comfortable as they can be. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a luxury voyage on the old love boat route. the mexican riviera. picture perfect, like these images posted on youtube. the last facebook update from the cruise director john heald sunday night. "i'm hoping for an incident-free cruise." then early monday morning, fire in the aft engine room. >> the cruise ship lost propulsion. and basically, it's adrift right now. >> reporter: the vessel, more than twice the size of "titanic," will now have to be towed, in a process likely to take days. >> carnival cruise lines has been able to get the sewage system back online and all the cabins have water. >> reporter: carnival said in a
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statement, "conditions on board the ship are very challenging and we sincerely apologize for the discomfort and inconvenience our guests are currently enduring." the cruise line is offering a full refund plus free tickets on another cruise ship sometime in the future. for now the passengers are out of communication with their family members, but we're told that all of them and the crew are safe. and they're not just having to survive on the spam. we're also told they're getting crates of crab meat, croissants and pop tarts, among other things. 50,000 pounds of provisions paid for by carnival cruise lines. the navy is just providing the transportation. david wright, abc news, long beach, california. and we turn now to the president's arrival in south korea this morning. while in seoul, mr. obama will speak to troops on veterans day, and also attend a summit of the world's top economic leaders. there is expected to be some heated debate over the federal reserve's decision last week to pump another $600 billion into the markets through government bonds.
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and before arriving in seoul the president was greeted warmly at a stop in indonesia. he told a large audience in jakarta that the u.s. is not and never will be at war with islam. but mr. obama agreed that much more could be done to improve relations between america and the islamic world. in salt lake city, elizabeth smart returns to the witness stand today, this time to be cross examined. >> for the last two days, smart, now 23, has been giving jurors the horrific details of her nine-month ordeal. diana alvear has more. good morning, diana. >> reporter: vinita and rob, good morning. we are learning so much more about what elizabeth smart was forced to endure. she took the stand again on tuesday and spoke openly about being assaulted, of having to wear veils and disguises, and even about one close encounter with a police officer that nearly resulted in her rescue. his attorneys say brian david mitchell is mentally ill. on tuesday, elizabeth smart testified otherwise. she told jurors mitchell was
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planning another abduction. elizabeth watched him pack his bags with the same rope and knife he'd used to kidnap her. he said that he was going to try the same way he kidnapped me, she said, and that he would take her back up into the canyon. the attempt was unsuccessful, as was a later one in san diego. elizabeth calmly explained how mitchell raped her repeatedly, forced her to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana. they made several trips into salt lake city to go to a rave party, to steal from stores, and on one occasion, to visit the library. it was the closest she said she got to being rescued. a police officer asked her to remove her veil but mitchell said their religion forbade the officer from doing so. i was mad at myself that i didn't say anything, she said. i felt terrible that the detective hadn't pushed harder and he had just walked away. she said mitchell said it was a sign they needed to go to san diego. there, he forced her to look at a "hustler" magazine while drinking.
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elizabeth said she threw up so mitchell forced her to lie in her own vomit. while in california he showed her a newspaper photograph of her parents. as she looked at it, elizabeth said mitchell asked her if she was surprised they had not given up hope of finding her. elizabeth also told jurors she kept a safety pin and a piece of her tennis shoe as a way to hold on to her old life. she's expected to be cross-examined by mitchell's attorneys later today. vinita, rob? real estate analysts paint a grim new picture this morning of the american dream. average home values are down 25% since their peak back in 2006. an estimated 23% of homes are worth less than their mortgages. experts say the downturn is almost as bad as the real estate declines in the great depression. much better news now. we've done stories before about google employees playing games at work, eating great food in the cafeteria, so on. now there's one more thing for
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those folks over there to be happy about. a significant across the board pay hike. jealous yet? google says starting in january, every one of its workers will get a 10% raise, and they are all getting $1,000 cash holiday bonus. that will cost the company about $20 million. the raises will cost google about $1 billion a year. now here is a look at your forecast. heavy mountain snow in the rockies from colorado to wyoming. lingering snow showers in the cascades and northern sierras. rain from boise to portland. showers around fargo, sioux falls, minneapolis, des moines, omaha, little rock and houston. >> 70s from dallas to atlanta. 50s in the northeast. still mild in the nation's midsection. 67 in chicago. 66 in kansas city.6 in the family. >> the baby is a 1970 pontiac gto which walter laney bought for $6,000 back in the day. he eventually had to get rid of it. >> his son brian found it while searching online for a gto to buy.
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the oprah winfrey show. >> a lot of people didn't think i could read much less write. >> reporter: n his book, he writes about why he decided to return to washington on the day of the september 11th attacks. >> i would not give the enemy the satisfaction of watching the president holed up underground. >> reporter: on the iraq war, he shared regrets. >> when with dip find weapons, i felt terrible about it and sick about it and still do. >> reporter: he maintainsed world is better off without saddam hussein, he thinks about all of the troops that made the ultimate sacrifice. he bring wris about his hanlding of hurricane katrina and admits mistakes. >> i shouldn't have flown over and looked. i didn't realize a picture of me looking out would look like i didn't give a darn. >> reporter: he says he did care about the people who were suffering and the criticism the government was slow to respond because most katrina victims were black is just plain wrong. >> to accuse me of being a
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racist is disgusting. >> reporter: hundreds waited to have the former president sign copies of his book at a store in dallas. he says he hopes the book informs historians' evaluation of his time in office. we'll see what historians say. at the end of his term, 58% of americans said they believe mr. bush will be remembered as a below average president. vinita, rob? >> being in new orleans for katrina, the image of the president looking out the plane, did rile a lot of people. very powerful image there. they asked the governor about the time of katrina. she said, i don't think that he lied, i don't think that he was prejudiced, i don't think he intended anything bad to happen to anyone, but i do think there were people in his cabinet who later on tried to save face by pointing fingers at louisiana. so the response got very, very political. interesting to hear the president more than five years later admit to mistakes. >> certainly was a candid interview, to say the least. coming up, just hours until tonight's cma excitement in nashville. >> some predictions about the winners coming up next live from music city.shville.
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>> some predictions about the winners coming up next live from music city. ♪
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♪ "world news now" is going country. >> yes indeed. >> you don't need to be a fan of country music to like the lineup for tonight's country music awards right here on abc. >> with names like taylor swift, lady antebellum, even gwyneth paltrow, there's a little something for everybody. >> pamela woon joins us tonight for a look at the favorites. i can see you're in the middle of everything. >> i am and i'm so excited to be here. good morning, you two. a huge day ahead here in downtown nashville. as you can see right behind me, the day hasn't even ended yet here on nashville's famous broadway. home to honky tonks where many
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country legends got their start. now the 44th annual cma awards will take place right here at the bridgestone arena tonight. we at yahoo! like to dig deep into our data and try to project the winners of tonight's awards. and i must say we've got a pretty good track record. but this year will be kind of tough. the country music association is going young, it's going hip this year, and while that's providing a bit of debate among country music enthusiasts, it's sure to make for a very exciting awards show lineup. so let's go ahead and start with female vocalist of the year. so according to our search data, the award will go to taylor swift. now a lot of attention on her right now due to her new album "speak now" which sold more than 1 million copies the week it debuted at the end of october. also a lot of buzz over how she's using the album to take her ex to task. and there's no denying the success of an attack here, both
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on the radio and on the stage. okay, so just to keep us honest here, we have great american country host and country expert storme warren with us. thank you so much for being with us. so storme, tell us, what is your pick? >> taylor swift, there's no denying that she has been america's darling for a long time. and i can see why yahoo! users have picked taylor. i, on the other hand, see a different side and a new trend, that miranda lambert has actually become that country music darling. her album "revolution" has been gigantic this year. two big hits. "the house that built me," "white liar." i believe this is her year for female vocalist. >> miranda is beautiful and there's a lot of talk about taylor. despite the lean toward young and hip this year, according to yahoo! searches the award will also go to a man who's already a legend. let's talk about male vocalist of the year. according to our data, folks on yahoo! say george strait has done everything you can do in country music. we're seeing a lot of interest
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in the next leg of his tour with reba mcintyre which will kick off in austin, texas, just after the first of the year. stormy, i know you're probably going to disagree with me here. so tell me. who's your pick? >> it's pretty much blasphemous to pick against king george but i'm going to do it. i pick blake shelton as my longshot. he's one of the most underrated male vocalists, he's had a monster year, his song choices have showcased what he can do vocally. i think we're going to go for the long shot, blake shelton. no offense, king george. sorry. >> we'll have to wait and see. as you know, this is the cma's highest yearly honor and it's supposed to go to the act that has displayed the greatest competence in all aspects of the entertainment field. so in years past, experience has played a part in this award. but there are a number of young acts up for the honor. so based on yahoo! interest, we think that for album of the year, lady antebellum will pick up the score. they've only been around since 2006 but their song and album "need you now" has made them a
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huge cross-over success, and that may be partly why we're seeing such interest online there. a lot of fans of all sorts, of all music genres. now, stormy? let me guess, you don't think it's lady antebellum, do you? >> hillary, dave and charles from lady antebellum are on fire right now. there's few country music acts that can rival what they've done in their popularity. but brad paisley has worked a long time to build for this moment. i think this is his window of opportunity to capture the elusive entertainer of the year award. >> lots of people to watch out for tonight. we're so excited. rob, vinita. do you have your favorite picks all ready to go? >> we've been debating this throughout the course of the night and the big question that lingers for the both of us, i think a lot of people are wondering about, the big award of the night, album of the year, you guys have any predictions for who the winner of that will be, quickly? >> well, i think lady antebellum. she's going to take it. >> all right, pamela, thanks a
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"world news now" delivers your morning papers. >> well, we've rarely shown a random act of culture like this one. take a look at what happened at a macy's in philadelphia. it's a regular day of shopping, everyone's sitting inside the store. ♪ hallelujah ♪ all of a sudden they're treated to over 650 singers from area choirs, accompanied by a famed wannamaker organ, the world's largest pipe organ, they just surprised all these shoppers at the macy's. apparently the conductor was in a balcony, hidden by clothes. all these people who just thought everyone else around them was a regular shopper had
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this opportunity to listen to all this great music. after it was over, some of the singers held up signs that said, you have just witnessed a random act of culture. so all these shoppers really got a wonderful surprise. as you can see, they're singing the "hallelujah chorus" from handel's "messiah." >> shopping gets stressful, a nice, peaceful break for them. very cool. very funny here from "the vancouver sun." most people find babies on planes extraordinarily annoying. i'm one of those people. they evidently cry. i love kids but not on a plane, it gets kind of crazy. anyway. this couple, they were on their way home last thanksgiving, from vegas back to edmonton. they had their 8-month-old son levi. we've all been in that situation. they rush to get to the gate, they pass through security, 20 minutes to spare. before the flight takes off. as they approach the boarding gate the little boy soils himself so badly they had to take the kid to the bathroom to clean himself, to replace his diaper. it was a mess. anyway. the airline found out about it
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and said, you've got to get on a new flight, pay $1,000 to change the flight because you missed the plane. the airline felt bad, they got a call saying we'll reimburse you the grand to get the new plane tickets because your kid was in the bathroom. yeah, little levi, had some bad mexican, but they took care of it. >> this one's pretty interesting. so police in charlotte were looking for a guy. had no leads on the suspect in this case. lo and behold the guy pops up on the jumbotron during an nba game. take a look at the guy. they basically say, earl baronco, a brooklyn fugitive, he walked past the jumbotron camera. as if that wasn't bad enough, he was wearing the same gaudy bling he allegedly wore when committing the crime.
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then the 24-year-old showed up at the same arena days later. basically he showed up on the jumbotron once, in the same clothes, then comes back the next day, basically like this. >> lock me up. oh, on the jumbotron, chilling at t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t
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ng at a mosque in indonesia. bp's blunders. >> we were making it up day to day. >> a former executive's candid comments about the oil spill. and, far out. recreational drugs and their influence on art and culture. it's wednesday, november 10th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i'm appalled to learn drugs plays a role in pop culture and art. never would have guessed that, ever. >> interesting, those because the article looks at exactly what people produce under the
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influence of different types of drugs. you're definitely going to want to stick around and see that. >> everyone finds different inspiration, i guess. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm vinita nair. president obama is in south korea this morning. the next stop on his ten-day visit to asia. the president spends two days in seoul where he will mark veterans day tomorrow and attend a meeting of top world economic leaders. >> the president, of course, traveled to south korea after making that nostalgic stop in indonesia. karen travers is traveling with the president and has more. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. the threat of volcanic ash from mt. merapi forced president obama to cut his trip here short. before he left he reached out to the more than 1 billion muslims worldwide and he reflected on his indonesian childhood. on his first trip to indonesia in nearly 20 years, president obama toured the largest mosque in southeast asia. he later said the mosque symbolizes the diversity and tolerance of the world's most populous muslim nation. >> this house of worship for
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many thousands of muslims was designed by a christian architect. islam flourishes but so do other faiths. development is strengthened by an emerging democracy. ancient traditions endure, even as arriving power is on the move. >> reporter: at times the president's remarks echoed his speech in cairo last year, where he called for a new era of u.s. engagement with the muslim world. >> relations between the united states and muslims communities have frayed over many years. as president, i've made it a priority to begin to repair these relations. >> reporter: he acknowledged that no single speech can rewrite years of mistrust. >> in the 17 months that have passed since that speech, we have made some progress. but we have much more work to
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do. >> reporter: for four years, mr. obama called indonesia home. >> as a young boy i was coming to a different world. but the people of indonesia quickly made me feel at home. >> reporter: in 1967, the president's mother remarried an indonesian man and moved with her son to the pacific island nation. next up for president obama, a summit of world leaders in south korea where the focus will be on the global economic recovery. >> thanks to karen travers. the mystery off the coast of southern california may have finally been solved. experts say an airplane, most likely, left the trail of smoke and not a missile as some had suspected. pentagon officials were stumped by it and no one in the
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department of defense was able to explain where it came from. but they do say the nation was never in any danger. >> good news. just south of there, nearly 4,500 people are literally stuck in the middle of the ocean after their luxury cruise liner broke down. the carnival "splendor" lost power after an engine room fire early monday. >> now all those on board can do is wait as the massive ship is slowly dragged back to port in san diego. diana alvear has the details. >> reporter: vinita and rob, good morning. talk about a party pooper. these poor passengers had their conga line cut short monday morning. now all they can do is hope they get off this cruise to nowhere. naval planes stand at the ready as sailors aboard the "uss ronald reagan" unload supplies all bound for a stranded cruise ship. carnival's "splendor" voyage has been dead in the water 80 miles off the mexican coast since monday morning.
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>> the report was of an engine room fire in the aft engine room. that fire has been put out, however, it's unable to make way and will need to be towed into port. >> reporter: by tuesday, toilets were again working. welcome news to the 4,500 passengers and crew members on board. >> they've got water, they've got food. so we have no reports of any major distress of many of the passengers. >> reporter: no major distress, perhaps, but conditions were far from what previous cruises had promised. in a statement carnival said, we sincerely apologize for the discomfort and inconvenience our guests are currently enduring. the company has promised full refunds to all passengers, and free passes to future cruises. >> i say, no thank you. it's like getting food poisoning at a restaurant and having them gift you gift certificates to come back. >> reporter: first, passengers have to get off the "splendor" voyage. tugboats are en route to tow the ship to san diego. at more than twice the size of "the titanic," it's not expected to arrive until at least thursday night. passengers will be bused back to long beach. ironically enough the cruise director on this particular ship had posted on facebook just prior to all this that he was hoping for an incident-free cruise. clearly, that did not happen. vinita, rob? >> what a vacation. in other news now, the money was supposed to help cash-strapped survivors of the holocaust. now 17 people here in new york have been charged with raiding two funds of $42 million. among those charged were six employees who were supposed to pay out claims.
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prosecutors say they created thousands of false applications and duped people into applying who were not eligible. for a while he was the most hated man in the country. now the former chief executive of bp, tony hayward, is speaking out about the company's response to the gulf oil spill. his comments confirmed what so many people thought during the crisis. bp was completely unprepared. david shukman of the bbc reports. >> horrifying images of wildlife suffering -- >> reporter: the news flashed around the world. headlines of a disaster that brought bp to the brink and let the figure at the top, tony hayward, to be described as the most hated man in america. time after time, bp failed to stop the leak. mr. hayward now admits the company got things wrong. >> bp's contingency plans were
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inadequate. we were making it up day to day. >> reporter: what generated real loathing was a tone that appeared selfish. >> no one wants this thing over more than i do. i'd like my life back. >> reporter: from the president to the public, bp was under pressure. most visibly in a bruising session in congress. the head of the presidential inquiry into the disaster said of the companies involved, there was not a culture of safety on that rig. and we know a safety culture must be led from the top. which means bp. whatever the truth, tony hayward lost one key battle -- public relations. this sight proved infuriating. tony hayward enjoying his yacht. but he doesn't regret it. >> i have to confess, at the time i was pretty angry, actually. i hadn't seen my son for three months. i was on the boat for six hours. >> reporter: tony hayward has now left bp. his legacy, an accident that killed 11 men and an oil company still awaiting the results of a
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barrage of investigations. david shukman, bbc news. with that, now here's a look at your wednesday weather. up to 2 feet of mountain snow in colorado, utah, and wyoming. the first snow of the season will fall out in denver. more snow in the northern sierras and cascades. meanwhile, rain from portland to boise. showers from fargo to little rock and houston. >> a wet 75 in dallas. 66 in kansas city. 67 in chicago. mostly 50s in the northeast. 62 in sacramento. 49 in seattle. 36 in salt lake city. a small zoo in texas is taking a walk on the wild side to a whole new level. >> you have your run of the mill animals like tigers and llamas but here the deer have fangs and a pig is not just a pig. they are kune kune pigs all the way from new zealand. the exotics collection from around the world includes albino kangaroos, bearcats, and african crested porcupines. >> they say it started with a pot-bellied pig nearly 20 years ago. >> we'll be right back.
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the first images of the loch ness monster were captured 77 years ago this week. ever since, scientists have tried to unravel this mystery. >> they have searched the cold scottish waters numerous times. no answers have ever been found. for more we go into the abc news vault, october 11th, 1987. >> reporter: it is said that the monster of loch ness is heralded by movement on the water. for the past few days there has been plenty of that. but if scientists were hoping to catch a glimpse of the creature, they were disappointed. they made three strong sonar contacts and that was all. was it nessie? >> if i'm forced to speculate, and i prefer not to, i prefer a very large fish. i can tell you the data we have are more consistent with that. >> reporter: it was to have been the definitive expedition. a scientific assault which would prove if the legendary monster really exists, "operation deep scan."
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an armada of boats armed with sonar, aimed at detecting anything lurking in the 700-foot-deep waters. the result, a few blips on the screen and a lot of radio static. for all their efforts scientists might have been better off coming here and swapping their sophisticated scanners for a pair of binoculars. this is where most of the reported sightings of nessie have been made, and there have been hundreds of them over the past 50 years. in earlier days skeptics attributed sightings to the effects of local whiskey. but stories persisted. >> the head, the neck, and the huge body which i'd say was about 30 feet long. >> it was going sort of sshhhh, sshhhh, something like that. >> in my opinion, and i studied it fairly closely, i'd think it was some form of mollusk. >> the color of an elephant. >> reporter: though science may
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scoff, 81-year-old winnifer carey does not. >> we who have seen it know it's there. we've seen it. >> reporter: mrs. carey says she's seen the monster 16 times, that it looks like this, a photo taken in 1960 around when she recalls seeing it. >> but suddenly it turned, it came rushing straight towards me from the far side of the loch. and there's no head and neck or anything showing. and i realized then it was just this great hump and it was the monster. >> reporter: but what is it? something prehistoric? a hallucination? photographic fakery? experts can't say. "operation deep scan" came up dry. so chalk one up for nessie. the mystery remains. the legend of loch ness survives. abc news, loch ness. >> stories about that date back to the seventh century. it goes back forever, these reports of this monster. >> there's so many theorys. could it have been an eel? i actually went there. i waited and i watched and i didn't see it. >> you saw nothing out there? >> i saw it and i went to the real place. i tell you what, when you go
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there there's a whole lot of rain. that's what it's like. >> there you go. >> i don't buy it. > we'll be right back. > we'll be right back.
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>> welcome back, everybody. yesterday, we showed you the newest music video games and the pretty cool controllers that come along with them. >> today the new video game systems that use the latest technology make you the controller. our tech contributor daniel sieberg techs it out. >> reporter: it's no secret wired controllers have long tripped up gamers. at least for some games that's no longer an excuse. >> welcome to video. playing video games in more spaces. we moved the couch out of the way. normally you would be sitting on the couch. we pushed the couch away.
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with sony's move controllers for the playstation 3, a camera captures your motion and then recreates it in the game. if it looks familiar, that's because sony's offering experience similar to nintendo's wii controllers which gave game gamers new way of interacting with games when it launched in 2006. >> it's a little bit of a case of copycatting. nintendo did so well with wii sales and dominated the market so thoroughly that microsoft and sony had to respond. at the same time, there's a lot of competition for players these days. there's the apple iphone and ipad. there are facebook games which are free. and so video game consoles and video game companies have to make their product more accessible to a large audience. >> reporter: when nintendo came out with the wii there were plenty of gaming critics who said the company missed the boat by focusing how the game was played rather than improved high-definition graphics. but families and casual gamers gravitated to the new experience and it took off. >> it's such a different thing to be able to use your body in the game, control what's going on. we really have the most fun and found the most fun experiences when we took a step back and started from scratch.
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>> reporter: microsoft says it decided to take it a step further with kinect add-on for x-box 360. it initially offered 17 titles with plenty more coming. as software developers creative ways to incorporate the interactive experience. >> the sensor tracks your joints. that's how it can identify you from your couch or the floor or anything else. it realizes once you step in front of it. from that point on, it's tracking your movements. it's able to track people in games. you can have multiple people playing, you can jump in and out, you can do things to work together as a team. like you and i can play on the same beach volleyball team. we can play on the same ping-pong team. we can navigate a river together. it's fun. you're collaborating and working with people and it's very social. >> reporter: microsoft's xbox 360 console has picked up steam in recent months and kinect could give it an extra boost.
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especially as it tries to go after a family-friendly crowd and tie into other xbox 360 content. where shall we start? >> i think we should start with kinect sports. >> okay. >> what do you say about boxing? >> i could -- i could -- sure. >> give it a try? >> yeah. >> let's do that. >> let me loosen up a little bit or something. >> stretch it out? it's going to be a good workout. okay, here we go. >> this is a close match. you're down. >> who won that? >> me. >> i think it was really close. i feel we should go to the judges on that. >> reporter: microsoft's kinect sells for less than $160. sony's moves starts at about $100. all of the systems see major potential for getting the country moving while playing. but who will come out ahead? >> it's hard to say which is the most fun. if you're looking at it from a gaming perspective, the wii is the most fun. it has the biggest lineup of software and it has the best
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games, the most mature games, in the sense that developers have had time to make games for wii. and figure out what works there. move and kinect are very new and developers are figuring out the best way to use it. now, that said, from a jumping around standpoint, kinect is a lot of fun. >> reporter: so long as you remember to follow the warnings. it really can be rather interactive in real life. >> oh! >> that was down to a sliver of a bar. >> you could say the kinect is a bit of a game-changer. though at this point the titles are a bit limited, and at $50 apiece it is kind of an investment. however, it's hard to argue with the fun factor and the workout. rob and vinita, back to you. >> we knew it was so much fun we thought, could we direct the show without a remote? give me three! give her one! give her two! >> you've got it.
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and the handwritten notes of thomas dequincy, who wrote the notorious memoir, "confessions of an english opium eater." just two of the exhibits in an exhibition that explores the cultural impact of mood and mind-altering substances. what's so interesting about much of this work -- the books and the pictures -- is that they weren't being produced illicitly but with full knowledge and support of the scientific community. they wanted to work with these gifted communicators to help them, the scientists, better understand the effects of drugs on the human mind. the french were at it too. >> the human imagination i think is very capable without drugs. and creative people really like to use alcohol and drugs very often, then they may say this helps them in the creative process. i would argue they were creative people before they used the alcohol and drugs. >> reporter: the exhibition also explores collective intoxication. it looks at traditional cultures
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that take hallucinogenic potions en masse and paint how they feel. and the hippie movement where the drugs flowed. as one publisher admits. >> you can't take those kind of drugs and not pay the price. >> reporter: and this performance poet is clear that drugs have there limitations. >> i don't think drugs will make anybody into an artist. put it that way. >> reporter: this show features substances from cocaine to coffee. all of which have been legal and illegal in different places at different times, depending on the relevant authorities' state of mind. will gompertz, bbc news. >> that was a really interesting piece, man. >> some people might say what we do is an art form which would lead you to believe that maybe we should change how we pregame. we should ow we pregame. >> don't go away, we'll be right back. >> i'm not inhaling, don't worry. >> thank you, mrs. president.
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miracle. not to brag, unc doctors, my alma mater. i want to show a little love. >> they've been in the headlines this morning. good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm rob nelson. president obama is halfway through his four-nation visit to asia. during his two-day stop in south korea mr. obama will deliver a veterans day address and attend meetings with the world's top economic leaders. >> before traveling to south korea, the president was in indonesia where he declared the u.s. is not at war with muslims. karen travers is traveling with the president. >> reporter: the threat of volcanic ash from mt. merapi forced the president to cut his trip short. before he left, he reached out to the more than 1 billion muslims worldwide and he reflected on his indonesian childhood. he came to indonesia and chided israeli as palestinians for not stepping up and do more to pursue peace. >> we're not seeing each side make the extra effort involved to get a breakthrough. >> reporter: mr. obama said that
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plans for new israeli settlements could break the trust between both sides. the president also continued his push for greater u.s. engagement with the muslim world. >> that will be good for our security, but it will also be good for the larger cause of understanding between the united states and the muslim world. >> reporter: president obama toured the largest mosque in southeast asia. for four years, mr. obama called indonesia home. >> as a young boy, i was coming to a different world. but the people of indonesia quickly made me feel at home. >> reporter: in 1967, the president's mother remarried an indonesian man and moved with her son to the pacific island nation. >> i learned to love indonesia while flying kites and running along the paddy fields and catching dragonflies, buying matzo from a street vendor. >> reporter: next up, a summit of world leaders in south korea, where the focus will be on the global economic recovery.
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secretary of defense robert gates is telling us that he still expects to resign sometime next year. that confirmation came from an exclusive joint interview that gates as well as secretary of state hillary clinton did with our own cynthia mcfadden. they also spoke about their powerful alliance and whether clinton could one day take over the top job over at the pentagon. >> we didn't get the memo of how we were supposed to be diametrically opposite on everything. >> i think that one of the great strengths that hillary brings to the job of secretary of state is as spokesperson for the united states around the world. and that's not the role of secretary of defense. >> for her part, clinton said she loves the job that she currently has. when asked about afghanistan, gates said some progress is being made but it is not as fast as anyone in the government would actually want. now to that mysterious
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exhaust off the coast of southern california. norad issued a statement saying no missile launch has been detected and there was no threat to the u.s. if it wasn't a missile, what was it? martha raddatz has more on the strange story. >> reporter: it is a remarkable image captured by a local news helicopter just 35 miles west of los angeles. a huge streak arcing across the water north of catalina island. but from the moment the video hit the air waves, the military began scrambling for answers. >> i have to say i can't really be certain. here you see this little glint of light. that looks as though that's the exhaust from a rocket. >> reporter: this is tape from an actual ballistic missile launch, and there are similarities. but ulrich says that is not the only possibility. >> it also could be a jet aircraft contrail, from something you're looking at that's horizontal and it goes long almost to the horizon, it
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looks to the eye as if it's vertical. >> reporter: the pentagon says the most likely theory is that it is an airplane, but they don't seem to have any definitive information about a specific plane or where it might have been headed. and other government officials say it doesn't look like a plane at all. we are going down the rabbit hole to look at every possibility, one official said, from amateur rockets -- although that would have been a big one -- to optical illusion. similar to these shots from jet contrails. but lest anyone worry it was a launch from abroad, northcom says, we can confirm that there is no threat to our nation and from all indications this was not a launch by a foreign military. but what about a secret missile launch that the military does not want to talk about? possible, said one official, but highly unlikely, given that it is so close to los angeles. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. singapore airlines is replacing engines on three of its airbus a-380s.
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just days, of course, after the engines of a qantas a-380 exploded mid-flight. officials at singapore airlines say oil stains were found on the three engines but they insist it's unrelated to the qantas incident. the qantas flight managed to make a safe emergency landing in singapore last thursday. all six of its a-380s have been grounded since. pilots here at home are voicing concern about a different kind of safety issue. they are up in arms about increasingly intense security measures. specifically those revealing body scanners and intrusive new pat-downs. more from sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: the instructions are clear. avoid those full-body scanners. that's what union leaders are telling pilots, citing concerns about radiation. >> the cumulative effect of additional radiation exposure on top of what we do flying the aircraft over a 10 or 20 or 30-year career begins to mount
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up. >> reporter: one union president tells members they can opt for a pat-down by tsa. but writes that one us airways pilot who was selected for a pat-down experience aid frisking that's left him unable to function as a crew member. the words this pilot used to describe the incident was sexual molestation. reporting that afterwards, he vomited in his own driveway while contemplating going back to work. he goes on to instruct pilots that another member of the crew should always witness the pat-down, and then the pilot should determine whether or not they feel fit to fly. >> you get in the cockpit, you're really not happy about this and you may be very upset. this is not the way we want our pilots to leave the gate. >> reporter: tens of thousands of passengers are submitted to pat-downs and full-body scanners every day. more than 300 body scanners are now being used at 65 airports across the country. tsa officials maintain the machines are safe. they say, with security machines unlike medical x-rays, most of the radiation doesn't enter the body but bounces off the skin's surface.
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and the dose is 2,000 times less than a chest x-ray, and 200,000 times less than a c.a.t. scan. but pilots fly on average 15 to 18 days a month, and they're worried that all that radiation could add up. the tsa has issued a statement saying they are going to be working with the pilots unions. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. well, cheating on a test isn't what it used to be. university of central florida is coming down hard on students after its biggest-ever cheating scandal there. someone at the school apparently found a business administration mid-term exam online and then passed it out to others. now 600 students are being forced to retake that exam no matter what. >> i don't care what you have planned. if you have to give birth, you're going to give birth in the exam room. because it's going to have to take a signed, hand-delivered note from god for you to get out
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of taking this mid-term exam. >> everyone's looking for an easy way out because everyone's so stressed with the workloads. >> the school is trying to root out cheaters by asking students with information to come forward, and those who admit to cheating will take an ethics class. those who don't and get caught could be suspended or expelled. >> i guess the logic is if you didn't cheat, why would it be so hard to take another exam? here's a look at your wednesday weather. a wintry day out west. up to 2 feet of snow in the mountains of utah, colorado and wyoming. just a few inches in denver and the northern cascades. mild with afternoon showers from the twin cities down to texas. and some lingering morning showers in eastern new england. >> 50s from boston to baltimore. 81 in miami. just shy of 60 in detroit and omaha. 70 out in indianapolis. 40s in the pacific northwest. 69 out in phoenix. well, these kinds of stories just never seem to get old. pregnant mom thinks she has plenty of time to get to the hospital. pregnant mom is very wrong. >> carrie snell is the pregnant mom in question this time.
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she delivered little easton last week after a few minutes of labor. >> she said she texted her husband to say her water had broken and before he got home, that little baby had arrived. >> oh, cute guy. everyone is fine but mom says if she's going to have another one, she might just camp out over at the hospital. >> she was a lucky one, it wasn't in a car or a bus or a moving vehicle of any kind. we'll be right back. pick a city. any city. then log on to hotwire.com / where you'll find four-star hotels at two-star prices. / hotwire has special deals with hotels. when hotels have unsold rooms they use hotwire to fill them, so you get them at ridiculously low prices. like four stars in san francisco hotwire hot rate from $85. so pick a city. then get a four-star hotel at a two-star price, from hotwire.com. / ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e ♪
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now to an absolutely amazing story of survival. after this mom's heart suddenly stopped, she was for all intents and purposes literally dead. >> some quick-thinking doctors miraculously brought her back to life by freezing her. here is our affiliate in raleigh-durham.
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>> it was really just a normal day. >> reporter: the day was september 14th. >> it was very sudden. you know, everything happened so quick. >> reporter: jacob moore says his 38-year-old wife amy was at work, fine. >> there was no signs, no symptoms, no anything when i talked to her early in the afternoon. everything was good. >> reporter: but then one of amy's co-workers called to say she had collapsed. >> she called back and said that she wasn't breathing, she wasn't awake. and they were going to take her to betsy johnson as soon as possible. >> reporter: jacob rushed to a local hospital where he saw the mother of his two young children fighting to live. >> she was in really bad shape. it was very scary. she was unconscious but she was fighting tremendously. >> reporter: amy suffered sudden cardiac death which causes 250,000 deaths a year. >> the more common cause of death than lung cancer, breast cancer, and aids all set together. >> reporter: unc cardiologist lisa rose jones says amy's case was unique because of her age and the fact that she didn't
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have any underlying heart disease. the young mother was flown to unc where doctors induced hypothermia. >> it sounds scary when the doctors talk to you about it. they basically freeze you. it's just puts you in a very cold state. >> we offered it because we didn't have anything else to offer her. it turned out wonderful in her instance. >> reporter: so far this year, unc doctors have tried this on 12 patients. six have survived neurologically intact. amy is one of them. after spending two weeks at unc, she returned home to her family. >> she, you know, is able to, you know, to basically, you know, walk out, you know, on her own. and, you know, something that none of the doctors had anticipated. >> reporter: this is amy today. she did suffer some memory loss and wasn't quite ready to talk about her experience. but she knows she's a walking miracle, thanks in part to a quick ems response with cpr and the cooling treatment. >> had she not gone to unc chapel hill, i don't know that we would be sitting where we are
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right now. >> reporter: cherishing her family, her friends and her life. >> you're alive and you're happy and you're healthy. that's what it's all about. because you can be happy and healthy and still, you know, not make it out of that day. >> they're mentioning cpr, apparently this technique of cooling has to be administered within -- if cpr is administered within 15 minutes of the collapse or cardiac arrest, on top of that you have to regain a pulse within 60 minutes. it is specific who can get it. menther >> sundo3 i know,ird en we come b o it is specific who can get it. >> before the treatment, there could be significant brain damage and most people would literally die from this. this has changed the course of treatment for this. so encouraging news. >> sounds futuristic. >> i know, weird. when we come back it's time for your "skinny," stick around.
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well, of course down to crunch time on "dancing with the stars." there are now four people left. you didn't see the show last night, you want to check it out on the dvr, there's a spoiler alert. of course the nfl quarterback,
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kurt warner, he's the one who got the boot last night. he got praised throughout the performed for being a really charming guy, great personality. they picked apart his dance moves every now and then. he did say he was very happy for the experience, it was a great run. of course this leaves four people left to do battle for the big prize. shout out to jennifer grey, brandy, kyle massey, bristol palin. kurt had to go home to his wife and seven kids. he's clearly busy in several rooms. >> all right, from that to betty white. she's won seven emmys. she has some new publishing deals for two books. apparently she is now a member -- honorary ranger of the u.s. forest service. she says as a young girl she always wanted to be a forest ranger but at that time women weren't allowed to have the job. yesterday they gave her the badge, a ranger's hat, and she wore that during the kennedy center ceremony. later on she's doing a ceremony in washington to honor comedienne tina fey. she made a joke, it's a really formal affair, would it be all right if i wore the hat? she joked after she gave smoky
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the bear a big hug, she asked if she could take him home with her. always in good spirits, betty white. now she's kind of fulfilled this childhood dream. >> what a run she's had the last one or two years, huh? also moving on, this is of course the tv, media world has been all the talk the last couple of days. olbermann on msnbc. he got suspended friday after they found out he donated to some democratic candidates, which of course didn't surprise anybody that that's the way he leaned. apparently violated network policy, not supposed to be in a position like his and donate. he came back last night, officially addressed the issue. take a listen. >> i owe you three apologies. foremost for having subjected you to all this unnecessary drama. another for not having known by observation, since it's not in my contract, that nbc had rules for getting permission about making political donations, even though any rule like that in any on company is probably not
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legal. >> clearly not a lot of love lost here between the network and mr. olbermann. he says the rule was inconsistently applied and this was not exactly grateful about the way the network treated him. he got 21,000 tweets and 300,000 petition signatures in support. so he's back on the air. interesting kind of tense chapter. >> i think a lot of the controversy swirled around the fact that he had criticized fox news saying, you guys donated $1.25 million to a republican campaign, right after that it's found out he made three donations. on the heels of all that, the news was pretty big. conan o'brien's ratings are out and he did really well the first night out of the chute. 4.2 million viewers. why that is significant? because it was better than leno and it was also better than david letterman. the thing that's important to know here is initially when a show has an opening night it tends to do really well. the real test will be in the coming weeks. it's interesting, though, he did really, really well, so well that they say compared to the last four weeks on tbs3 pshow di35% bettr than a >>wowpyes ol. here are some stories to watch today on abc news. last four weeks on tbs, this
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stop fighting with your sleep. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. get lunesta for a co-pay as low as zero dollars at lunesta.com discover a restful lunesta night. here are some stories to watch today on abc news. kidnapping survivor elizabeth smart returns to the stand as defense attorneys begin questioning her today. her alleged abductor, brian david mitchell, is on trial in utah. house minority leader john boehner meets with key republicans in washington today to plan for the gop's majority in the house. of course, that is after the midterm elections. and the stage is set in nashville tonight for the country music awards. you will see all the excitement tonight on abc. finally, thanksgiving a few weeks away, which would typically mean the official start of the holiday shopping season is weeks away too. >> notice he said the word
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typically. you see, in some stores black friday sales have already started. why are retailers trying to lure in shoppers so early? >> reporter: black friday. the day after thanksgiving shopping ritual. big crowds, deep discounts, early morning doorbusters. this year black friday sales are happening earlier than ever, before thanksgiving. walmart has already slashed prices on electronics for holiday shopping. sears stores across the nation launched a weekly black friday sale. and there are clearance items and coupons. the sales have been creeping earlier and earlier, and the trend is gaining momentum. >> retailers are hoping these early black friday sales will help bring in recession-weary shoppers. >> business is tough. a challenging environment fourth consumer and as a result a tough
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environment for retailers. >> he's an assistant manager at this sears store in jersey city, new jersey. >> today's a black friday special. >> she prepped the store and staff before they open the door on recent black friday sale. >> we don't have the early rush. i see, maybe later in the day it will open up. >> reporter: many shoppers did not realize sears started black friday discounts weeks before thanksgiving. why some did enjoy beating the post-thanksgiving madness. >> black friday so crowded, stuff that you really want tcf1 friday. i particularly came for that. >> reporter: it's too early to tell if the deals bill better now or after the thanksgiving turkey has been carved.
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